Originally Posted by Biologos
Well, as you say, Thor's kernel may or may not fall under fair use policy. I too don't know. And I am not advocating its use, or abstaining from using it. What I do object to is calling people pirate or thief , just because they use a free mod for a free operational system. GPL or no GPL, calling someone a thief (just like you accused me of downloading movies, without any cause or basis) is just bad manners.
Thor is using the licence outside its licence (unless it is to be considered fair use); this is the deffinition of a software pirate like it or not.. (This is unless source code is released to those that request)
You are not a thief unless you distribute the kerel and are requested for the code: GPL says nothing about you needing the code as an end user, unless you request it, and if you have not requested and Thor has given you permission to use the kernel you are *Not* a pirate.
As for theif... Its the *AA's that call software pirate's thifs.. and much more for their own ends than people on XDA wany to discurage GPL code not released under terms of the licence.
Anyone confused about licences ought to read some..
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